Congressman Markey worries about U.S. natural gas exports

Michael Giberson Congressman Ed Markey recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu inquiring into the possibility that natural gas exports may be harmful to the public interest (see press release, copy of letter). Markey’s concern is that exports will tend to push U.S. gas prices (currently around $3 or $4 per mmbtu) to … More Congressman Markey worries about U.S. natural gas exports

Claims by lobbyists that deserve to be laughed at

Michael Giberson Sometimes politicians and lobbyists make claims that deserve to be laughed at in the most public way possible. Here is an example from the ethanol lobby, via The Hill‘s Congress Blog: US ethanol makes history by sacrificing a subsidy By Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association – 01/05/12 11:26 AM ET … More Claims by lobbyists that deserve to be laughed at